Thursday’s Headlines 01/14/2021 and the “State Highway Director”
Denver and the Metro Area
- New RTD Boss Questions Wisdom Of Long-Promised Boulder Train, and she’s not the only one (CPR)
- Denver planning drive-up vaccination sites that “also have a walk-up option for folks who are using public transportation or walking” (CBS4)
- The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council has openings on the Board of Directors (Contact DRMAC)
- Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC) and Denver Streets Partnership offer micro-grants to fund projects up to $1,000 that support work in walkability, bikeability, or access to safe and healthy spaces for physical activity (Denver CALC)
- CALC also offers scholarships for Denver community members to attend conferences about active living (Denver CALC)
- Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 43 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 69 (Moderate).
Centennial State and Beyond
- Colorado Politics reporter geeks out about highways and calls CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew the “state highway director” (Colorado Politics)
- CDOT legislative session priorities include main streets (Denver7)
- Colorado railroad wars revived in battle for Tennessee Pass Line, perhaps for passenger service (Colorado Times Recorder)
- The Colorado Energy Office released a Request for Applications (RFA) for proposals to develop and implement eBike deployment projects (Colorado Energy Office)
- Polis to give update on state’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap today (9News)
- Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. and city forge arrangement to help fund city’s Blue Line bus service (Steamboat Pilot & Today)
- Biden no longer taking Amtrak to inauguration amid security concerns (CNN)
- Trump Was Impeached, but Thursday’s Headlines Are Unimpeachable (Streetsblog USA)
- Could Augmented Reality Windshields End Distracted Driving? (Streetsblog USA)
- Drivers Are Still Top Polluters, Even During Quarantine (Streetsblog USA)
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